What You Need To Know About Tile Roof Maintenance

What You Need To Know About Tile Roof Maintenance

Clay tile roofs and tile roofs made of other materials are definitively and historically California. Tile roofs are decorative and offer many design possibilities; roof styles are available in a variety of colors, patterns, shapes, and textures.

“Tile is also among roofing’s most durable materials—it doesn’t burn or rot, deteriorate from salt spray in coastal areas or heat in the desert, and rodents and bugs don’t chew on it,” says Jane Powell, a house renovator and writer.

What is Tile Roof Maintenance?

Your home may very well be your biggest investment. If this is true, your tile roof delivers a good ROI (return on investment). Homeowners love tile roofs because – in addition to their longevity – maintenance is easy.

Keeping your roof and gutters free of debris is the only DIY (do-it-yourself) maintenance these beautiful roofs require.

Depending on its age and condition, you should have a tile roof maintenance agreement with an area roofing professional. Following an initial assessment, your roof maintenance company will schedule annual or bi-annual visits. Think of them as “wellness check-ups.” Your tile roof maintenance will include inspections:

  • Chimney
  • Jacks
  • Skylights
  • Vents
    • Box
    • Cupola
    • Off-ridge
    • Power
    • Ridge
    • Soffit
    • Wind turbines

Tile: Always in Style

You can sometimes guess a home’s age by its exterior – and especially interior – design. (Remember A-frame houses? They were insanely popular for about 5 minutes in the mid-Seventies.)

Tile roofs simply don’t go out of style. Ever. This is a good thing because they have longer lifespans than most people. Types of tile styles include:

  • Barrel
  • Double Roman
  • Flat Shake
  • French
  • Pantile
  • Riviera
  • Scandia
  • Spanish

…And material choices are equally varied.

Tile Roof Repair vs. Reroofing

Before you leap into an entire tile roof replacement, check with your local professionals. Roof repair is an affordable option and re-roofing may not be necessary.

Here are 3 tips to help you decide:

  1. If more than 50% of the tiles are broken, cracked, or missing, you may need a tile roof replacement.
  2. If the underlayment materials are worn or leaking, you can save money with a “lift and re-lay” (Your good tiles are removed, repairs made, and original tiles are re-laid.) rather than a whole-roof tile replacement.
  3. Flashing is a type of “drainage system” installed with tile roofs. If the flashing was installed incorrectly or underlayment wear-and-tear leads to a leak, you should consider repair rather than tile replacement.

California Tile Roof Maintenance and Repair

Go Roof Tune-Up has an A rating with Angie’s list and HomeAdvisor recognition. We are so confident in our work, all our roofs have a 5-year, no-leak warranty. Every roofing professional is a certified craftsman.

When you have questions, ask a local, experienced roofing contractor. Call 866-989-6976 or contact Go Roof Tune-Up to learn more about tile maintenance for your roof. We want the best service for you and your home because we live here, too.

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